anyone recomment ocz gladiator w/ delta or a millenium glaciator?

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why would you recommend a product by that POS company OCZ? Do yourself a favor and get the thermalright sk6 from kdcomputers.com, its like $10 more andperforms alot better (amdmb.com).
And you'll actually get it within a month of ordering!
 

SnowPunk98

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Get the GLadiator I have one, everyone bashes them but until I actually have a bad experiance they are a good company
 

MikeA

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Same here, I hear all this OCZ bashing, while I've ordered more then few times from them and got my products quickly. Maybe I'm just lucky. The Gladiator is cooling my Tbird the same with a room temp of 85F as my FOP38 did with a room temp of 65F, I ordered it last sunday and it was on my door step tuesday. With the FOP at full load my CPU was hitting 50C and wasn't cutting it for me anymore, so I got the Gladiator and that full load temp dropped to 41C.
 

Lithium381

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i don't get it, why does everyone cap on OCZ?? i've never had a run in with them before....first time getting a new hsf, so far i've always used the stock hsf that came with the cpu...now i'm thinking i need more...i've heard lots of people say the swiftek 462 is the best, and from reviews online, i'd have to agree, but going for a price/preformance ratio, from what i've seen the gladiator wins....so why the trash on ocz?
 

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someone has recently pointed out to me the millenium glaciator(which is why i changed the name of the post..)...and upon looking, looks just as good if not better than the gladiator? what should i do now? the glaciator looks better, does anyone have any compents on this peticular peice?
 

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<< someone has recently pointed out to me the millenium glaciator(which is why i changed the name of the post..)...and upon looking, looks just as good if not better than the gladiator? what should i do now? the glaciator looks better, does anyone have any compents on this peticular peice? >>



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Renob

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I have the Glaciator and it seem to be Kick A$$ for me check out my temps
BTW the Glaciator pumps out way less noise then the Delta fan I put a Delta on my Alpha a few months ago and it sounded like a hair dryer.

so why the trash on ocz? I will tell you why I ordered a cpu from them a while back and it did not performe like they said it would. I can live with that but what I cant live with is their crap CS and support, sure when your buying something they are easy to get a hold of but when there is problem the your up $hit creek... I had to do a charge back with my CC people...
 

unknown8585

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i just bought a gladiator last night. i was in the same debacle as you were. the gladiator and glaciator will basically cost you the same amount because ocz charges around 10 for shipping. in the end, i chose gladiator because of the reality that it is nearly impossible to change that glaciator fan if anything happens to it.
 

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I personally own the OCZ Gladiator, the Thermalright SK6 and the WBK38. I think all three of these are fine choices. In my opinion, if the WBK isn't too big for your board it's actually a serious contender. it costs less than the other two and gives you a lot more options as far as fans go. you can put 80 mm fans right on the WBK.

if you have to have a copper hs, the SK6 is a very good hs. I currently am using the SK6 w/ a 60 mm 4800 rpm fan (very quiet) it keeps my system stable.

finally if you check around you'll see that the Millenium Glaciator weighs twice as much as either the SK6 or the OCZ Gladiator, plus the Glaciator has that fan thats pretty much stuck on the HS.

Most ppl say that the weight isn't an issue, but i have a hard time believing that. if you've ever held a copper hs, as opposed to an aluminum one you can relate. At least the OCZ gladiator and the SK6 are reasonably light. (still heavier than an aluminum one).

anyway, i've rambled long enough, you can't go wrong with any of the choices mentioned so far. I personally just am not yet convinced that the weight of the Glaciator is indeed a non-issue.
 

Renob

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The fan is not STUCK in the Glaciator it will come out easy. and the fan in the Glaciator is quiet compared to the Delta 7000rpm fans you cant go wrong with the Glaciator.
 

FlippyBoy

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Another vote for the gladiator. My roomate last year had the delta fan on an alpha 6035, and it was LOUD compared to the 36 cfm fan that comes with the gladiator. It has an excellent clip, and looks really cool, too. :D

As a side note, I have had multiple dealings with the Overclockers Store, and even had to return something. Never had a single problem, and was impressed by their knowledgable and helpfull tech dept. Maybe I just called at the right time of day?
 

M O M O

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yeah.. i love my new gladiator.. one scary thing was how much pressure that darn clip took to attach..
 

gunf1ghter

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Something that hasn't been pointed out in this thread is that you can get the Gladiator from www.crazypc.com

seeing as buying it from OCZ seems to be the major objection, this should quiet the natives! :p

BTW, my Gladiator reduced the temps on my setup (1.33 Gig Tbird on Asus A7V133) by 8C. Pretty good IMHO.
 

PlatinumGold

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once again i must comment. the gladiator contingent, of which i am a part, are almost fanatical about how good this hs is. if you look at the hs it has all the components to be a very good hs.

i once posted that this hs was very good because it doesnt cut a swath right above the Core, where the fins are needed the most, in order to accomodate a clip.

no one has yet responded to that.

this hs has the most area vs actual size of any hs. it has 40 fins, 40. count number of fins (and it doesn't count when you double the number of fins on the sk6 because they are cut in half where the clip goes). no one else comes close. it's copper. it has a shroud which helps to direct air flow over the hs where it's needed the most.

the only real negative to this hs is that it really requires high airflow. it doesn't scale down very well. it performs near or at the very top vs other hs with the delta, but when you take the fan down a notch it doesn't perform as well.

bottom line if you are looking for a great hs and can handle the noise of the delta fan, this is the way to go.

finally the kicker, the single biggest knock and the only knock vs this hs that anyone has posted is OCZ, well there is another web site that now offers this HS F w/ the Delta for $24.98 SHIPPED. they call it the Golden Gate, but if you look at it, it's the exact same hs. It's listed at 19.99 w/ the delta and 3.99 flat for shipping. WOW. what a price.

price vs performance this HS kicks EVERYTHING out there.

OOOPS for got the Link
 

gunf1ghter

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Wow! That's a helluva good deal. I paid $40 with shipping for my Gladiator and that was with the lower flow fan.
 

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gunfighter

ya i know. i sold mine used for $30.00 shipped. the guy thought he got a good deal and he did, but after seeing this offer, i couldn't resist. i bought one w/ the 27cfm fan (i still have a delta sittin on my desk). it came out to $19.98 shipped. i'll post results when i get it.
 

natopotato

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yes yes but CAN you ACTUALLY mount an 80mm fan right on to the WBK(that means no adapter)???
 

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natopotato

yes, you can mount an 80mm fan on a WBK w/o an adapter. you can mount a 92mm fan on it w/o an adapter also, all you need is a fan guard on the side that's blowing out, then u clip on to the fan guard.

actually that's what i got on my system right now.